We found 20 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Cigna Connect Flex Silver 3000 near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Gregory Lance Shannon, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
16605 Sw Freeway; Suite 335
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Shannon specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include polyps, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Shannon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Shannon welcomes new patients. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, colon problems

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Cancer, Colon Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Madhukar Kaw works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Kaw's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaw include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Kaw graduated from Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu and then he performed his residency at Government Medical College and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tojo Thomas, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas takes. Dr. Thomas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Balasubramaniam is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, cancer surgery, and crohn's disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Balasubramaniam attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Campos graduated from National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Oncologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Campos is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Julio Antonio Peguero, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Julio Peguero is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peguero include pancreas problems, leukemia, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Peguero graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Peguero has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Myeloma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Eric M Haas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eric Haas' areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Haas's areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haas has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. Dr. Haas welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Sw Freeway; Suite 550
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuval Raizen's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include colon cancer, breast cancer, and myeloma. Dr. Raizen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Raizen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Alex Phuoc Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alex Nguyen is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests encompass colon cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and blood disorders. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Alexander L Wong, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Wong's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: anemia, lung surgery, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Wong attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Wong completed residency programs at New York Hospital Queens, Booth Memorial Hospital, and Chicago Medical School. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Lung Biopsy, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lung Surgery, Lymphoma, Testicular ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Fisher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Fisher sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Fisher's clinical interests: laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and hemorrhoids. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Joseph Aramburo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Charles Aramburo is a medical specialist in general surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Aramburo attended Meharry Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia, Appendectomy, Small Intestine Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Dieu rick Rick Quang Rick Ngo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
13811 Murphy Road
Stafford, TX
 

Dr. Dieu Ngo's specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ngo include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ngo accepts. Dr. Ngo is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with Temple University.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Joey Michael Bluhm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Bluhm is especially interested in thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. The average patient rating for Dr. Bluhm is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Bluhm attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Bluhm is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Williams S Velasquez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. William Velasquez is a hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Velasquez attended medical school at National University of San Marcos. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Velasquez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Wylie Moore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Moore works as a general surgeon. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moore include minor surgery, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Moore is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Moore is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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